Jamie Petrone

Founder & Executive Director

 
 
 
 
Direction & Production: Executive Director & Founder of THISAbility, a Performing Arts Conservatory and Professional Theatre Company, cultivating inclusion in the arts. The mission of THISAbility is to educate enhance, empower and promote the advancement of performers of mixed abilities, creating opportunitiefor FULL inclusion and diversity in the arts. Jamie is the musical director for numerous productions through The Westchester Sandbox Theatre and Queens Theatre in NYC, and teaches voice and piano privately. 
 
TV/Film: Subject of And…Seen documentary, 2020 Queens World Film Festival Best Documentary Feature Award Nominee and Best Director in a Documentary Feature Award Nominee; 2019 ReelAbilities International Film Festival Short List; 2019 New Haven Documentary Film Festival Official Selection; 2019 Beloit International Film Festival Executive Director Award Nominee; 2018 Louisville International Film Festival Winner: Muhammad Ali Inspiration Award and Best in Experimental New Media;Recurring State Department Advisor/Whitehouse Staff on Madam Secretary, Law & Order SVU
 
 
Off Broadway: Originated the role of Bonnie in The Healing, by Samuel D. Hunter (NY Times Critic Pick).
 
 
Vocal Live Performance: The Today Show, 54 Below, The Times Center 
 
 
Wheelchair Dance: No Barriers USA Opening Ceremonies, Born Dancing at Alvin Ailey, Special Olympics